Cab Grid Groups A price calculator for airport transfers, a price calculator for school pick-ups, a calculator for suburban routes…. segment areas into groups!

The Cab Grid Pro taxi price calculator plugin for WordPress allows places (destination or origin location) to be assigned to one or more custom groups. Using the shortcode GROUPS attribute (or widget setting), many different versions (or instances) of Cab Grid can be loaded on a single web page to serve different purposes – for example, one for airport transfers, one for school pick-ups, etc.

In Cab Grid Pro v4 and earlier, groups are assigned using the ‘idshortcode attribute. v5 and above uses ‘groups‘.

Groups can also be used to apply distinct styling to individual versions of the plugin, and groups can also be combined to provide even more flexibility.

Assigning Places to Groups

Under the AREAS tab in the Cab Grid Pro admin interface there is a column titled ‘GROUPS‘. Group names should be entered here.

Areas can be assigned to many groups at once. Each group name assigned to an area should be separated with a comma (eg: airport,schools,hotels,resorts). Do not use a space after the comma.

Group names should be unique and avoid ambiguous or repeating characters. For example a group named simply “1” could conflict with a group named “11” or “group1” due to the way groups are currently working.

Cab Grid Pro Shortcode Group Attribute

To display the Cab Grid Pro calculator with one or more group, the ‘groups‘ attribute must be added to the shortcode. Considering our example groups above, to display only airports the Cab Grid Pro shortcode would look like this:
[cabGridPro groups="airports"]
The Cab Grid Pro Table Shortcode can also be limited to display only destinations with certain groups:
[cabGridProTable groups="airports"]

Combine taxi destination groups

It is also possible to combine groups in a single instance of the Cab Grid Pro calculator. For example, to include places assigned to a group called “schools“, the following shortcode could be used:
[cabGridPro groups="airports,schools"]

Group Styling

Any groups created are also assigned to the CSS class attribute of the Cab Grid Pro instance. This allows targeting of that particular group instance. Each group name is prefixed with ‘cabGridProGroup-‘.

So, for example, the airports group (or instance) can be styled individually using the class ‘.cabGridProGroupairports
.cabGridProGroup-airports {background-color:green;}

Grouping within Drop-down menus

Under the Cab Grid Pro OPTIONS tab, enabling the item labelled ‘Group Areas‘ will cause the pick up and drop off drop down lists to group areas by the group names defined in the AREAS tab alphabetically.

To have groups ordered differently, prefix group names in the GROUPS column under the AREAS tab with a number. For example:

From CabGrid Pro v5.8.6, use a carat (^) symbol to separate group sort order and label. Characters before the carat will be hidden. For example:
1^Schools,2^Ariports,3^Resorts,4^Hotels will be listed as Schools,Ariports,Resorts,Hotels.

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